Aline Forçain, a multi-disciplinary artist born in France and based in Brussels, trained at European level at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, the ARBA in Brussels and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University in Madrid. This multi-faceted training has enabled her to decompartmentalize her artistic practice, opening up a whole range of possibilities for contemporary creation. Her art revolves around drawing, painting, engraving and photography. Coming from a farming background, she questions our relationship with the world through the prism of landscape. She draws further inspiration from literature, philosophy and “popular beliefs”. Her main influences include Caravaggio, Francisco de Goya, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Hilma af Klint, Augustin Lesage, Mark Rothko and Wolgang Laib.

Since 2010, she has taken part in several artist residencies in Europe, enabling her to enrich her artistic research. In 2016, she completed a public commission for the Cercle Cité institution, and in 2019, Nosbaum Reding Projects gallery organized her first solo exhibition. In 2020, she was selected for the European residency workshop at Kult XL Ateliers in Brussels. To complete her residency project, she received three grants from the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture and the Fondation Eté. Aline Forçain has taken part in several group exhibitions, including Jet lag – out of sync at Les Rotondes and Dans un pli du temps at Art et marges museum. She attended the Villa Empain - Fondation Boghossian artist residency program, through which she is currently developing a new project, supported by the stART-up fund. She recently joined the Level 5 collective and will soon be in residence at the Centre Culturel de Namur in Wallonia, at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Flanders and at the Nordic Artist's Centre Dale in Norway.


Studio view, Level 5, winter 2022-2023, Brussels (BE) © Fanny Bouillon


English version: © Joan Forçain